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City of Medicine Academy


The City of Medicine Academy is designed for highly motivated Durham high school students who are ready to undertake serious academic work and career-related internships through a four-year health and life sciences curriculum.

Features of the magnet school include:

  • Only stand-alone specialized high school for health and life sciences in North Carolina
  • Designated as an anchor health and life sciences school for North Carolina by NC New Schools Project
  • Offers 28 high school credits + professional certifications in health care or college transfer courses through the partnership with Durham Technical Community College
  • Strong partnership with Duke Medicine that includes paid summer internships, clinical experiences, shadowing, mentoring, and co-teaching by health professional and CMA instructor on CMA’s campus
  • 1:1 technology environment

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